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Leicesterdave

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65 months

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Got my winter tyres fitted thankfully. This hill is very steep. Gear? Engine braking?

HellDiver

5,708 posts

67 months

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I'd say 2nd at idle. Both directions.

Avoid braking if at all possible.

Patrick Bateman

5,527 posts

59 months

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Just floor it, at least it'll look deliberate that way.

matchmaker

4,316 posts

85 months

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HellDiver said:
I'd say 2nd at idle. Both directions.

Avoid braking if at all possible.
+1

MacW

996 posts

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Patrick Bateman said:
Just floor it, at least it'll look deliberate that way.
I just spat double decker all over my keyboard.

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Patrick Bateman

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MacW said:
Patrick Bateman said:
Just floor it, at least it'll look deliberate that way.
I just spat double decker all over my keyboard.
I aim to please. biggrin

The Crack Fox

9,912 posts

77 months

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Leicesterdave said:
Got my winter tyres fitted thankfully. This hill is very steep. Gear? Engine braking?
Are you absolutely sure you have enough grip to prevent a slide ? And once you've started sliding, is there a safe run-off somewhere ? You could be asking for trouble...

Low gear, clenched teeth, good luck....

vonuber

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50 months

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Sledge or four man bob.

Or skis.

Snowboard.

Edited by vonuber on Friday 3rd December 13:17

Galsia

1,399 posts

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vonuber said:
Sledge or four man bob.

Or skis.

Snowboard.

Edited by vonuber on Friday 3rd December 13:17
+1

Petrolhead_Rich

4,405 posts

77 months

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Go down forwards, stop on the crest, stick car in reverse, then let it roll, when you want to stop, st loads of revs and let it dig.

Did this to get down an ice covered 1 in 3 hill last year, worked a treat!

If its an auto, stick it in N then foot off brake, foot on brake and select R, floor it.

Also useful to unplug ABS pump or something so you can lock the wheels to select a gear, also locked wheels will build up snow in front and stop better, although this will leave you more prone to sideways action!

No responsibility is taken for damage to your vehicle or anything you hit! The above advice may cause some wear to your clutch/gearbox, but it should work!


Edited by Petrolhead_Rich on Friday 3rd December 13:22

Steve_F

509 posts

79 months

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I know second gear with little/no braking is a good way to go but on a medium hill the other day that felt too fast and was closing in on a bus (it wasn't that big a hill that I thought I'd slide down it) but what do you do if 2nd is pulling you quicker than you're comfortable with?

Trying to keep the tyres on fresh snow might help a bit if possible. Much more grip than the icy stuff.

Personally if it was that steep a hill I was worried about sliding down without a good run-off it I'd try another route.

LeoSayer

4,694 posts

129 months

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I prefer to use first gear for very steep descents in slippery conditions.

Many cars increase the revs to prevent stalling if you run at close to idle, which you would need to do if you're using 2nd gear.

300bhp/ton

29,629 posts

75 months

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Leicesterdave said:
Got my winter tyres fitted thankfully. This hill is very steep. Gear? Engine braking?
How big, how step, any turns, surface type, type of car, confidence in your own ability, any footpaths, side turnings, any other hazards, width of road, how busy is/was the road, visibility?


Highest gear possible to maintain control, this might be 1st or it might not. and stay off the brakes if possible as they are more likely to cause a slide.

However my best advice would be, assess the situation (this might mean walking all or part of it), if you don't think its safe - don't attempt it smile

ManOpener

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Steve_F said:
Personally if it was that steep a hill I was worried about sliding down without a good run-off it I'd try another route.
As would I. Better to take 10 minutes longer to get home than to bin it.

The exception to this rule might be when you have studded tyres, though I doubt they're legal in the UK.

Mr Gear

9,063 posts

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Petrolhead_Rich said:
Go down forwards, stop on the crest, stick car in reverse, then let it roll, when you want to stop, st loads of revs and let it dig.

Did this to get down an ice covered 1 in 3 hill last year, worked a treat!

If its an auto, stick it in N then foot off brake, foot on brake and select R, floor it.

Also useful to unplug ABS pump or something so you can lock the wheels to select a gear, also locked wheels will build up snow in front and stop better, although this will leave you more prone to sideways action!

No responsibility is taken for damage to your vehicle or anything you hit! The above advice may cause some wear to your clutch/gearbox, but it should work!


Edited by Petrolhead_Rich on Friday 3rd December 13:22
I hope this is an ironic post.

Hugo a Gogo

17,764 posts

118 months

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on a landrover roof?

thinfourth2

30,191 posts

89 months

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Cut the roof off and then you have a large sledge and a open top car for the summer


Or you could trickle down in first

groomi

8,843 posts

128 months

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Park car just on the precipice.
Get out of car.
Push car.
Walk safely down hill trying not to look at all tehe dented parked cars.
Retrieve car at bottom of hill.
Tally up pinball score.
Drive off.

thinfourth2

30,191 posts

89 months

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Stop at the top of the hill

Phone dealers and get a price for a new back bumper and a new front bumper

if back bumper is cheaper then go down backwards

Petrolhead_Rich

4,405 posts

77 months

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Mr Gear said:
Petrolhead_Rich said:
Go down forwards, stop on the crest, stick car in reverse, then let it roll, when you want to stop, st loads of revs and let it dig.

Did this to get down an ice covered 1 in 3 hill last year, worked a treat!

If its an auto, stick it in N then foot off brake, foot on brake and select R, floor it.

Also useful to unplug ABS pump or something so you can lock the wheels to select a gear, also locked wheels will build up snow in front and stop better, although this will leave you more prone to sideways action!

No responsibility is taken for damage to your vehicle or anything you hit! The above advice may cause some wear to your clutch/gearbox, but it should work!


Edited by Petrolhead_Rich on Friday 3rd December 13:22
I hope this is an ironic post.
Why would it be ironic?

On a very steep hill covered with snow (and presumably ICE) this method would work, it's not great for the mechanical parts on the car, but it's a damn sight better than sliding into anything.


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